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5 Studio Organization Secrets for a Cleaner Year

Written by Posted On Friday, 07 February 2020 22:41

Living in a studio apartment means you have to get a little creative to fit your life in one small space. Read this for some expert studio organization secrets.

There are many benefits to living in a studio apartment. They’re cute, cozy, and usually much more affordable than larger units.

That’s why studio apartments are popular with today’s busy, independent crowd. They’re the perfect choice for people who want to live on their own but are also on a budget.

However, to fit your life into one small space, you have to get creative. And if you don’t keep it organized, your apartment can get messy and cluttered.

Luckily, there are some things you can do to keep your studio nice and tidy.

Check out these expert studio organization secrets to learn more:

1. Adjust Your Furniture

A wise person once said that good things come in small packages. This is especially true for those who live in studios.

Big and bold is great if that’s your style, but in a studio apartment, your furniture should be small.

Add throw pillows, wall art, and other unobtrusive decorations to your apartment, but keep your bed and couch compact.

Before you start organizing your place, look around at what takes up the most space. Can you downsize it or replace it with something similar that serves a dual purpose?

Many manufacturers offer furniture that combines functionality and comfort in one stylish piece. If you’re looking for space-efficient furnishings, consider these two-in-one options:

  • A daybed with extra storage instead of a couch
  • A bookcase that doubles as a desk
  • Kitchen tables that can be folded and tucked away when not in use
  • Coffee tables with hidden storage
  • Platform beds that offer extra space under the mattress

By decorating your apartment with multi-functional furniture, you’ll have a lot more room to move around.

2. Keep Your Surfaces Clean

Since everything in a studio apartment can be seen at a glance, it’s crucial to keep your surfaces clean.

This sounds simple, but it’s not always easy.

After all, how many times have you walked into your apartment and thrown your stuff down on the first empty surface? That’s an instinct many of us share.

This is okay in a big house, but it’s a habit you need to break when you live in a studio.

Take a quick look around your apartment. Can you see a clean surface underneath all the clutter?

If not, take a deep breath and dive in with these simple steps:

  1. Start by getting rid of anything that’s obviously trash. Walk around with a big garbage bag and purge.
  2. Tackle the clutter next. Toss everything in boxes or totes until you can sort it, but get it off your counters.
  3. Scrub every surface with a good all-purpose cleaner and disinfectant.

Once you’ve uncovered your surfaces, make sure to keep them visible by taking five minutes a day to pick up after yourself.

3.Assign Everything a Home

You may have grown up in a home where the “junk drawer” system was used. It’s an easy standby where anything without a specific place can be stored until it’s needed. But if forgotten, odds and ends can sit in a junk drawer for years.

This catch-all method doesn’t work in a studio apartment. To stay organized and clean, everything has to have a place. If there’s no place for an item, you either need to make one or get rid of it.

The easiest way to do this is to use organizers, totes, and other storage options to ensure that you know where everything is. Get totes that are all the same shape so you can stack them without wasting space.

To remember what’s inside each tote, you should label them. Go ahead and invest in a label maker and have fun with it.

4.Get Some Plants

Germs tend to circulate more in small spaces. Fortunately, that’s a fixable problem, and it doesn’t involve buying any expensive appliances.

All you have to do is buy a few plants!

Plants remove pollutants from the air, making your studio a cleaner and healthier environment. They reduce the carbon dioxide levels in your home and naturally eliminate dust.

Some studies show that having indoor plants can be a great stress reliever, too!

5.Think Before You Buy

A small apartment forces you to reevaluate your spending habits. With limited space, you can’t bring everything you want into your apartment.

Even incredible BOGO offers aren’t worth buying if you don’t need the products immediately. Without a place to put your purchase, why bother buying it?

Now, this doesn’t mean you can’t have anything new; you just have to be strategic. Most minimalists suggest following the “one in, one out” rule. Essentially, they say that if you do bring something home, something else of comparable size has to go!

Before you buy anything, figure out what it’s going to replace. Or, even better, get rid of the old item prior to making your purchase!

Conclusion

Having a structured organizational system makes living in a studio much easier. Never again will you spend hours going through heaps of clutter or vacuuming up dust piles.

So, it’s time to put these studio organization secrets into action. With a bit of hard work and some clever decorating, this will be your cleanest year yet!

Author Bio:

Janey Ha is the Business Manager for Mariposa on 3rd, a trendy, luxury apartment complex in Koreatown.  Koreatown is a neighborhood in Central Los Angeles, California, centered near Eighth Street and Irolo Street, west of MacArthur Park.

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